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Japan extends state of emergency due to Covid 19 pandemic until May 31

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will extend the country’s state of emergency until May 31 after meeting with members of his government, including Health Minister Katsunobu Kato, this Sunday’s new outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic

Abe agreed with chief of staff Yoshihide Suga this Sunday; and with the Minister of Economy Yasutoshi Nishimura; in addition to the Minister of Health mentioned above; an extension of the state of emergency, according to a government official, as reported by The Japan Times newspaper.

To date, the Japanese authorities have confirmed more than 15,000 cases of Covid-19 infections, around 4,600 in Tokyo alone, and more than 500 deaths.

Japan extends state of emergency due to Covid 19 pandemic until May 31
Japan extends state of emergency due to Covid 19 pandemic until May 31

Abe could officially announce the extension of the emergency this Monday, two days before the end of the previous decree on April 16, and, according to the same sources, the Japanese prime minister is expected to announce a number of emergency resumption guidelines such as social activities Opening of parks, museums and libraries.

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